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8:30 PM Admission $15 Students $10 MEMBERS FREE
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Sunday, April 22nd
“Avant-Jazz – Still Moving” Festival
Oliver Lake: The Oliver Lake Reunion Trio
Oliver Lake is renowned for his expansive work within and beyond the avant-jazz tradition, his artistic vision extending through Dixieland, be-bop, soul, R&B, cool school, swing, rock ... and into other media. Tonight he unites these influences on reeds, with Pheeroan Ak Laff (drums) & Michael Gregory (guitar).
Composer, saxophonist, flutist and bandleader Lake is an amazingly eclectic and versatile musician. A Guggenheim Fellow, Lake also is the most commissioned composer in the history of the Meet The Composer. Additionally, he has received awards and commissions from the Library of Congress, the Rockefeller Foundation, ASCAP, the International Association for Jazz Education, Composers Forum, the McKim Foundation, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust and the Lila Wallace Arts Partners Program. He has been commissioned by the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the New York New Music Ensemble, among others. He also has composed for the Arditti and Flux String Quartets, the Amherst Sax Quartet and the San Francisco Contemporary Players. He frequently collaborates with poets and choreographers and also has worked with many musicians from various world music traditions, including Native American vocalist Mary Redhouse, Korean kumongo player Jin Hi Kim and Chinese bamboo flutist Shuni Tsou. He leads his own Steel Quartet, Big Band and cooperative ensembles, the Trio 3 and World Saxophone Quartet, which he co-founded with Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett and David Murray in 1977. With the WSQ and his various other groups, Oliver actively performs all over the U.S. as well as in Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.
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Added by roulette on April 17, 2007